may have to the national caucus, which is chaired by Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau.
as his deputy chairperson is Senator George Baker.
While having the chairperson's role is an honour, Simms said he is especially privileged to be elected this year, Nike Jacket Black White
"There are some changes for me certainly when the House resumes Oct.
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Fellow Newfoundland and Labrador MPs Judy Foote, Gerry Bryne, Scott Andrews and Yvonne Jones, who is chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Caucus, are members. This is the highest number of MPs from either of the Atlantic provinces on the Atlantic Caucus, as Nova Scotia has four, Prince Edward Island has three, and New Brunswick has one. Thirteen senators from the four Atlantic provinces also make up the Atlantic Caucus.
"This is just great. I said to someone that between myself and George we will go from Prime Minister Trudeau (Pierre) to Prime Minister Trudeau (Justin)."
"Between myself and George, we have 36 years of representing Central Newfoundland in Ottawa," said Simms with a chuckel, noting Baker has punched in 27 of those.
However, the one specific issue he will tackle when the House opens will be the situation surrounding the Manolis L., which sank in Notre Dame Bay in January, 1985, with more than 500 tonnes of intermediate fuel oil and diesel, and started to leak fuel earlier Nike Pullover For Women this Spring.
Speaking of the fishery, Simms said he is also looking at organizing a discussion within his district regarding the recreational cod fishery. "There is no organized group that represents recreational cod fishers, so I hope to organize something to hear the concerns and suggestions.
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Simms elected Atlantic chair
"However, I definitely won't be forgetting about the people in my current district. There are a lot of issues that I will be working on for them, and given that there will be new councils, I will be looking forward to trying to meet with as many of these as possible in the near future."
party leader Trudeau last month, when he gave Simms the nod as critic for democratic reform. According to Simms, this will give him an opportunity to speak on more issues during the House's question period.
"Also, infrastructure water and sewer, and roads have all been of concern lately," he said, noting there have been good and bad reports in the fishery, so he will be keeping an eye on that as well.
As for issues in his district he is keeping an eye on, Simms said Employment Insurance is at the top of the list, as well as seniors' issues both of which seem to be there all the time.
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